Bay County Audubon Society   
                P.O. Box 1182
                   Panama City, Florida  32402

                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                                         
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Upcoming Events
Plants for Birds
Click on the following link to view a recording of our recent symposium “Birds, Bugs, and Berries” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZnN7aQ_gRDk
May 26,2018 Camp Helen State Park
Photo by Emily Ellis
This will be a Zoom presentation aired live on Monday evening (Nov 9th). Look for your email invitation about one week before the meeting.  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85357950738
December 14, 2020 Membership Meeting
Discussion on Equity, Diversity, and Inclusivity in Birding and Conservation
Presented by Dara Wilson
A major theme of the recent Audubon Assembly meeting was "Inclusive conservation". In order to help Bay County Audubon continue this initiative locally, join us for a thoughtful, informative and broad-ranging conversation with Dara Wilson from Apalachee Audubon. Dara Wilson will share her perspectives which have transcended into deep questioning concerning issues of access, opportunity, visibility, and narratives in the fields of natural science and conservation.

Dara currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Apalachee Audubon Society, located in Tallahassee. She has a BA in International Development from the American University School of International Service. Last but not least, she is an avid birder!

"Bay County Audubon Society, Inc. does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion(creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin(ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations."
Saturday, November 28, 2020 Camp Helen Monthly Bird Survey
We will meet @ the Camp Helen front gate at 6:00 am sharp. Although we typically finish birding about noon, you can spend as much or as little time as you like. 
Please RSVP [only necessary if you plan to come] to lpca08@gmail.com so we have an idea of how many participants to wait for at the gate. Bring binoculars, scope [if you have one], water and snacks, hat and sunscreen. Looking forward to it!

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Note: Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, our field trips will be adhering to recommended guidelines to prevent spread of the disease. If you are immunocompromised or have serious medical problems, you may not want to participate. If you have a fever, cough or other symptoms, please stay home. Masks are strongly recommended, at least for the first part of the trip where we gather to start our hike. Carpooling is not recommended, except, of course, by members of the same household. For that reason, all our trips are local. We hope to continue longer trips next season. You are advised to bring hand sanitizer and are asked not to share food, optics or other items. Our groups will consist of no more than 10 people. If we have more than that, we will break up into separate groups.  
Dara Wilson sits in the shade by Lake Jackson, Photo from, WFSU Ecology Blog